Talk:Ohio River flood of 1937

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Ohio River flood of 1937:
  • Add a full chronology of the flood.
  • List other names for the flood, such as "Great Flood of '37".

WikiProject coverage[edit]

I think this article is going to achieve the record for "Most Wikiprojects for a Single Article".  :D --Bedford 02:11, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeap, and I think it also takes the prize as the article nobody wanted to start because it's such a potentially huge subject. I'm happy you dove in. I was thinking of starting it myself if nobody else did by the end of the month. But I'm always happy to be beat to the punch. By the way, I've made sure that most (I think) articles that reference this subject are linking to this article now. I'm not sure if I caught them all, but I tried. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 02:45, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
I thought about adding it to the WPA article, but I wasn't sure where to add it.--Bedford 02:52, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Rainfall in Cairo[edit]

A statement in the second paragraph that doesn't ring true. Either a fact wrong, or there is need for disambiguation. This statement says "The average rainfall in Cairo is four and a half inches per year." That certainly is not true of Cairo, Illinois (which seems to be one of the subjects of this article). Cairo, IL is about half way between St. Louis and Memphis. According to, the annual rainfall in St. Louis is about 37 inches per year [1], and in Memphis about 52 inches per year [2]. Both of those values are an order of magnitude more than the quoted value. If the correct intention is to refer to the rainfall in Egypt, the statement seems to be out of place in this article. If the intention is to state the average rainfall in Illinois, then the value is wrong. If someone can explain the intention of the statement, I'd be glad to make a correction. WVhybrid 22:54, 3 January 2007 (UTC)


The section on Kentucky has more information on Indiana than KY. Any thoughts? Crocadillion 16:16, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Free image source for the 1937 flood[edit]

For those interested in adding images to the article, go here and enter "1937 flood" in the search box at the top right. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 16:20, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Many published images out of copyright in less than five years[edit]

I just did the math, and given that U.S. copyright law makes content in copyrighted publications expire after 75 years, all the newspaper images of the flood will become available in the late winter of 2012. Just a head's up. :) Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:32, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Kentucky, Rose Island[edit]

I've never heard of the Rose Island amusement park, but there is a discrepancy between this article, which places it in Louisville, and the Rose Island article which places it in Indiana... Crocadillion 02:25, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I made a correction. It's directly across the river from Louisville in Southern Indiana. It's inside the Louisville metro area, and thus that's why it gets discussed in the Kentucky section. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 02:49, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

thanks! The fact that it is in the metro area is sort of lost to folks who aren't in that area! Crocadillion 15:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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This is high importance for WPLou as this is a major event in Louisville's history. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 01:44, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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